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Memorial and Museum – Concentration Camp Sachsenhausen

More than 200,000 people were imprisoned here by the Nazis and some 50,000 were brutally murdered. Sachsenhausen was initially used to imprison political opponents. Later, the camp became a training ground for the SS and the site of the headquarters of the whole concentration camp system. After the Nazis were defeated, the Soviets used Sachsenhausen as a camp for their own political enemies. The Soviet...

The Draa Valley in Sahara Desert, Morocco

Located in the deep south of Morocco, the Draa Valley stretches from the city of Ouarzazate into the Sahara Desert. The Draa River Valley is over 100 kilometres in length. The Draa Valley is a stunning oasis home to Berber villages, sumptuous Kasbahs, streaming sand dunes, lush green plains, snow-capped Atlas Mountains, endless stretches of palm trees and the Draa, Morocco’s largest river. It was...

Whale Drive at Faroe Islands

267 pilot whales are driven up on the beach near Fuglefjord. The whales, that local residents see as a gift from God, are afterwards distributed free to citizens on the island Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. The techniques used are intensely stressful and cruel. Entire family groups are rounded...

Abandoned Beelitz-Heilstatten Hospital

This hospital complex was designed by architect Heino Schmieden and built in 1898 in the Southwest portion of Berlin near the city of Potsdam. Originally built as a tuberculosis sanatorium this massive complex was converted into a military hospital during World War I by the German Imperial Army. In 1945, after the defeat of Nazi Germany, the German nation was divided in two. At this point in history...

Abandoned Kolmanskop Ghost Town in Namibia

Kolmanskop is located in the Namib Desert in Namibia, Africa. The desert ghost town was named after transport driver Johnny Coleman, which Kolmanskop means Coleman’s Hill in Afrikaans. It is an abandoned diamond mining town in the Namib desert, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. Founded in 1908 when a rail worker named Zacharias Lewala in the area discovered a diamond, the...

Sulfur Mine – Kawah Ijen, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen volcano is one of several volcanoes located in the 15km diameter Ijen Caldera in E Java, Indonesia. The active crater measuring 950×600 m and it harbours a large warm acidic crater lake and an active sulphur mine. The volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside,...

Rana Plaza Disaster – Protest after One Year in Brussels

Activists organized protest in Brussels to commemorate the Rana Plaza accident, in which more than 1,300 textile workers died in Bangladesh. The victims’ families and the hundreds of injured workers have still not received anything like adequate compensation. credit: SETCa BBTK

The World War II Photos by Rodger Hamilton

World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. The War ended in the Summer of 1945. World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history. Between 1939 and 1945, the Allies dropped...

Pro-European Union Revolution in Kiev

Waving blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flags and the flag of Europe, demonstrators swirled in a huge mass on the cobblestone streets, but riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev used batons and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of pro-Europe protesters. Thousands of Ukrainian protesters called for the ouster of the prime minister and his Cabinet, as anger at the president’s decision to ditch a deal...

Morbid Living Dead Dolls

Living Dead Dolls is a line of horror dolls designed in the United States by Ed Long and Damien Glonek and manufactured by Mezco Toyz. All dolls are in highly detail painted. Prices are set generally between $20-$35 for a single doll, but two packs are generally more expensive $50-$60 per twin pack. These are not your average kiddie dolls. credit: Vicky Kletke

How to Move House in New Zealand

This is how you move house in New Zealand. The tractor on the right is ploughing a track/exit for the truck to manoeuvre the house onto the road for the journey up State Highway 45. The cost of moving the house will depend mainly on the time it takes, which depends in turn on the route to be travelled, the size of the house and the degree of difficulty. It can range from a few thousand dollars to move...

Top Three Tallest Steel Roller Coasters

The tallest coasters currently towers about 45 stories above the ground, while the fastest accelerates to 240 km/h in just under 5 seconds. Tubular steel coasters allow more looping, higher and steeper hills, greater drops and rolls, and faster speeds than wooden. Kingda Ka Park: Six Flags Magic Mountain Location: Valencia, California Designer: Intamin AG Class: Steel; Launched Shuttle Year of 1st...

Looks like X-files Lab

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series. The series recounted the exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder is deeply suspicious of the government and believes fervently in the existence of extraterrestrials, due to the fact...

Meteor Crash in the City of Geneva

This meteorite represent amount of all the garbage thrown outside the trashes in three days (36 tons). The installation was performed by the Fresh agency in the name of the City of Geneva. It is situated in the biggest square of Geneva the “plaine de plainpalais”. The first thing that usually comes to mind when see this is thinking about recycling programs and the environmental benefits. credit:...

Best Shots of Marines Conduct Amphibious Assault Training

More than 1,200 Sailors and Marines are participating in CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) Thailand. CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor Leste. It is designed to enhance maritime security skills and operational cohesiveness among...